Right to counsel for parents
While a state may have many statutes, court decisions, or court rules governing appointment of counsel for a particular subject area, a "Key Development" is a statute/decision/rule that prevails over the others (example: a state high court decision finding a categorical right to counsel in guardianships cases takes precedence over a statute saying appointment in guardianship cases is discretionary).
Legislation, All Basic Human Needs
Alaska Stat. § 44.21.410(a)(10) requires the Office of Public Advocacy to provide representation to "an indigent parent of a child with a disability; in this paragraph, 'child with a disability' has the meaning given in AS 14.30.350." Given that AS 14.30.350 is located in the education code , this appointment provision seemingly would apply only to school proceedings. However, in In re Protective Proceedings of Freddy A., 2012 Alas. LEXIS 46 (Alaska 2012), involving a parent seeking to be appointed counsel in a proceeding regarding a guardianship of her developmentally disabled adult child, the court cited to § 14.30.350 for the proposition that "If Freddy were a minor, there would be little question that Mia is entitled to appointed counsel."
If "yes", the established right to counsel or discretionary appointment of counsel is limited in some way, including any of: the only authority is a lower/intermediate court decision or a city council, not a high court or state legislature; there has been a subsequent case that has cast doubt; a statute is ambiguous; or the right or discretionary appointment is not for all types of individuals or proceedings within that category.
Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes